2015 – Best Practices for Water Efficiencies in Commercial Facilities

Our panel discussion will be led by three sustainable building operations practitioners. Facility Managers, Property Managers, Real Estate professionals, Architects and others responsible for designing and operating commercial facilities should attend. Topics include new water efficiency technologies, LEED applications, facility water use benchmarking, real-time water monitoring, and case study applications.


Charlie Cichetti, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND, Homes, Principal & Co-Founder of Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)

Charlie has more than 13 years of experience in commercial construction, real estate development, project management, and LEED consulting. He has directed multi-million dollar office, warehouse, specialty, and condo construction projects. Prior to being a LEED Consultant and Trainer, his background started as a General Contractor and transitioned to Real Estate when he worked for Opus Corporation, a $2.2B leading commercial real estate and design-build developer. Opus was an early leader within the LEED movement and he gained invaluable experience from an Owner’s perspective.

Since transitioning into the Green Building Industry, Charlie has worked on over 45 Million SF of LEED, Energy Star, and Cx/RCx projects for clients ranging from Jones Lang LaSalle, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley, to the Army Corp of Engineers and Various School Systems. Project types include Class A Office, Medical, Hotel, School, Stadium, and Convention Center. Mr. Cichetti was one of the first professionals to hold all of the new LEED credentials. He is also a sought after trainer and speaker on green building topics.

sorbetJoe Sorbet, Director of Engineering for Gateway Facility Services

Joe is the maintenance manager of two prominent facilities located at Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta. Centergy One is a LEED Silver certified, 500,000 square feet, office building and Technology Square Research Building, 200,000 square feet, has successfully achieved its Better Buildings Challenge goal of 20% energy reduction. Gateway’s stated goals are to provide a clean, safe, and efficient working environment for our tenants and to provide maximum value through reduced operating expenses and asset preservation for our ownership entities.


David Taylor HeadshotDavid Taylor, Vice President/Chief of Operations for WaterSignal

David Taylor is the Vice President/Chief of Operations and Service for WaterSignal, the first and only real-time water monitoring, management and alert system.  An active member of BOMA and USGBC-GA chapter, David has spoken to various engineering groups, “Green” groups, and many water utilities about the benefits of real-time water monitoring. Over the past several years, David has helped locate numerous leaks and has identified excess water with irrigation systems and cooling towers within commercial office buildings, schools, manufacturing facilities, and apartment homes.  David studied English Literature at George Mason University in Virginia and is currently working towards LEED GA.